Elephants can survive without tusks. While most elephants have tusks, female Asian elephants don't have any, and some male Asian elephants are born without tusks. Removing an elephant's tusk completely up to its skull ca... More »

A tusk from an adult male elephant weighs between 100 and 175 pounds, according to SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, while a tusk from an adult female elephant weighs between 40 and 44 pounds. The heaviest tusk ever reco... More »

Elephant tusks are used for obtaining ivory, a hard, white substance that can be found only in the tusks and teeth of certain mammals. The ivory itself is used to make a variety of items that are typically used to show a... More »

People hunt elephants to get their valuable ivory tusks. The elephant tusks are used for decoration, jewelry and to create statues. Elephants use the tusks as potential weapons against predators, such as tigers and lions... More »

African elephants are listed as threatened under the American Endangered Species Act because the species is at risk of extinction due to poaching for their tusks, which are sold on the black market. In addition, the Afri... More »

The visible ivory tusks on elephants are made primarily of dentine and include small amounts of enamel. Tusk length varies among African and Asian elephants and is hereditary. The upper incisors may grow to 10 feet or mo... More »

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The body parts of an elephant include the trunk, tusks, teeth, ears, legs, skin and a tail. In common with all vertebrates, they also have skeletons and internal organs. Elephants also have a brain that is four times the... More »